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Sep 29, 2012 5:15pm EDT
it was an apt quote. >> host: how many women served in the iraq war? >> guest: over 200,000 served in iraq and afghanistan. >> host: americans? >> guest: yeah. >> host: is that unusual? >> guest: yes. the iraq war in particular set a precedent historically. more women served, were wounded, and killed in the iraq war by around 2005 into the war already than all the wars all poult to the. one in ten troops was a woman. >> host: because of the nature of the war -- >> guest: basically a guerrilla war, there's not any front line. drawing a line in the sand, and the enemy side should meet up and fight. that doesn't happen anymore. battles take place, end roads, hospitals, and even if you drive a truck full of toilet paper you can be attacked. because there's no front line, even if you're combat support or you're an engineer or a cook, you can get drawn into battle, and many, many women also were used as gunners working alongside with the infantry doing the same jobs as the infantry because of the shortage of troops. >> host: women are not supposed to serve in combat, are they? >> guest: right. o
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 7:30pm EDT
was a striking scene in the iraq war. i had to find out more about the story and as i interviewed scores of american and iraqi colleagues they came to realize that perhaps his story is critical to understanding america's role of the world stage in the post-bin laden, post arab spring area and maybe even to discover more about what it truly means to be an american. the historical impact of what travis and patrick did as a colleague was rather -- patrick and was a key in the iraq war. infect the war began to turn around in mid-2006, once before the famous surge started happening as patriquin and his military and intelligence colleagues helped iraqis launch something called the awakening which was a sunni tribal revolt against al qaeda. al qaeda of course had never really conquered and held a large piece of territory in the world. there were some exceptions, but what happened in anbar province was al qaeda basically conquered the province and they set up a parallel government, sharia law, courts, a parallel ministry even of government and the rule of this version of radical, radical islam o
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2012 9:00am EDT
/11, particularly because as we're talking about the iraq war that became a substitute for i think true patriotism which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security. those are his exact words. yesterday said they. it kept getting worse. the pain he said he didn't like he actually used to like about a foot in america started liking it and so he stopped liking it. in that interview he actually refer to the american flag lapel pin as -- >> i won't wear that pin on my chest instead of going to try to tell the american people what i believe will make this country great. and hopefully that will be a testimony for my patriotism. >> you heard it right. you heard it right. he called it that 10. a little white bill clinton referred to that woman, remember? but not to fear. and not to were the president obama came around. that pain he stopped when because it didn't really show what was in his heart, he is now wearing near his heart today just about every day. it's one of those cheesy things you just have to do as president i guess. when he returns to civilian life, soon i hope r
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 2:00pm EDT
of iraq. for it was utterly clear the floodgates have been opened so wide that what might be called the politics of the richer america would certainly become american politics. i called it being a critic. all the world is as interested in march of 2010, i wrote about a group of pundits and warrior journalists, eager not to sue u.s. military leave iraq. that appeared on the op-ed page of the "los angeles times" and then began wandering the media world. one of its stops, curiously enough was the military newspaper, stars and stripes. this e-mail respons read your article in stars and stripes. when was the last time you visited iraq? a critique and 15 well-chosen world. his point, i was then a 65-year-old guy who had never been anywhere near iraq and undoubtably never would have. possibly more than once and disagreed with my assessment. this is not to be taken lightly. what, after all, do i know about iraq? only the reporting i've been able to read. the analysis found lots of experts, on the other hand, even from thousands of miles away, i was one of many who could see enough by early
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 8:45pm EDT
of iraq for us. turns out largely what patriquin wanted it to because he proved to be very effective in fighting al qaeda and try to begin to flip from pro-al qaeda to the coalition side. in my book there are few scenes of patriquin in action. one of them was patriquin first met him. he shows up with a mustache and he speaks arabic slang, iraqi arabic and his first meeting face-to-face at what part of iraq are you from, the north or the south? patriquin as he often did would say something like no i'm from chicago. i am an american and many iraqis were befuddled by that because he thought he might've been an iraqi left as a child and done over and came back with a funny western accident. they met and quickly became very close allies through this struggle. >> you can watch this and other programs on line of booktv.org. >> you dinesh d'sousa presents his thoughts on what a second term for the obama administration would look like. the author contends that the president's policies would greatly reduce america's global force. it's about one hour, 10. [applause] >> thank you. please sit dow
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 3:45pm EDT
's speak iraq. in the early '80s, the prime minister decided to attack the nuclear reactor in iraq. it wasn't popular here in the u.s., but we did it. and we we were condemned by the u.s., by the state department, we were condemned by the u.n., but years later people exearkted that the -- appreciated that the, grave decision that prime minister begin took in 198 is 1 was for the benefit of the american people. because when you, the american army, invaded iraq, you were able do into the region without taking the risk that iran was nuclear. i'm sure there are some young jewish people in the audience, and for us, i don't mean -- yom kippur is the holiest day of the year. 1973 during the yom kippur, that's something i found out even though i thought i knew everything before i wrote the book, but while doing the research, i learned myself a lot, and i found out that in 1973 when the egyptian and syrian armies caught us by surprise and we were almost in a point that we would have lost the war, and when we lose the war, you know where we can go to, to the sea. it's not that the war that you fight
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 8:30pm EDT
he was talking about iraq but in fact he meant it and we sometimes, we didn't really listen to bush reducing his statements to the perception we had of him, forgetting that he is representing a system. he is representing an administration. this administration was pushing and is still pushing for many reasons not only political, anything which has to -- today to do with organization in the region and the bloggers who were pushing and spreading around this feeling that something should change in egypt and tunisia and even in syria or in yemen, many of them -- google, freedom house were training people and financing the training of people who are advocating democracy and liberating the country and they were trained by american organizations, european organizations and if we were to study what happened in eastern europe where is the whole process of what is called the european spring, the eastern european spring, you can see that there was behind it a philosophy. no one had heard, enough people have heard about popovich who was getting the sense of of how do we mobilize the people in or
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2012 8:45am EDT
intends the result is getting. of iraq applause] >> good afternoon. welcome to michigan. i don't want to put you on the spot but donate $60 to your $1,000 gift -- [applause] >> if you don't want to take it next time you asked for money at it in. conservatives dig in their own pockets to solve problems. liberals look of the government to take care of them. [applause] >> george is doing okay. i will buy tickets to the film and give them too young people who might not otherwise go. [applause] >> if obama is given a second term what types of changes in his administration or his cabinet, what changes do you see happening that will help achieve his goals? >> obama in his personal appointments has to be a little cautious in the first term. partly because he was a new he needed to figure out how to operate and maneuver so he started with some clinton people and he realized pretty soon that the clinton people were trying to block him. they were trying to block him because they are traditional democrats. if you look in bob woodward's book he talks about the fact that again and again on iraq and
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
in the iraq war. >> guest: over 200,000 have served in iraq and afghanistan. >> host: americans. >> guest: yes, americans. >> host: is that unusual? >> guest: ey, the iraq war in particular set a precedent historically, more women served and have been wounded and killed in the iraq war by iran's 2005 into the war already, than all the american wars put together since world war ii, including afghanistan. so, it was a huge difference. one in every ten troops in iraq was a woman. >> host: did they serve in different capacities than hey served in the past? >> guest: yes, bought because of the nature of the war is a guerrilla war, there isn't any front line. having an area where soldiers from the enemy side will meet up and fight. that doesn't happen anymore. battles take place in hospitals, even if you're driving a truck full of toilet paper, you can be attacked. so, because of no frontline, even if you're combat support or an engineer or a cook, you can get drawn into battle, and many, many women also were being used as gunners and working alongside with the infantry, doing exactly the same job a
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 10:00am EDT
have also used the drones a lot in iraq and afghanistan as part of the larger wars. the u.s. has also used trial and in yemen, somalia. it appears they have used terms in the philippines and in libya as well. now, libya is an interesting case because when there were discussions among the public about the pros and cons of the u.s. intervening in libya, there is one thing that was really left out of the equation and that was whether or not it was a good thing to get involved militarily to overthrow gadhafi. the way in which it was done is to cut congress altogether and the administration's just vacation or not even bringing this up for a discussion in congress is when it's just an air war that we are using drugs and new of u.s. lives are at risk of a congress should have no say and not. so think of the kind of usurpation of power by the executive ranch, taken this away from the legislative ranch and what kind of precedent is set for future people in the white house. we have also been a case of a rat, when the u.s. troops left, left drones behind and put them in the hands not of the mili
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 11:45am EDT
them because they are traditional democrats. again and again on iraq and afghanistan. he said we are trying to find a good taliban people. they have yet to service. apparently the obama people are trying to find him. one thing that is opposed by hillary clinton and key people around him, and this is why the whole idea that obama is a big, fat, bungler is not true. obama has actually redefined the citizen's relationship to the government. he has redefined foreign policy or that he has shrunk our footprint in the world. he has achieved more in one term than just about any democrat. from his point of view. he is exceeding spectacularly. >> i've heard christopher hitchens on senator gaetz and several others. i'm curious, are you going to be a support person of god or is there something else [inaudible] >> the question is a little bit about my second career. i am the president of a liberal arts college, it's a christian college. i have 1 foot in two worlds. i write about politics, and i've been there now for 25 years. i'm a secular writer. in the last two years, i have been taking on
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 12:45pm EDT
iraq but he meant it and we didn't really listen to. reducing his statements or the perception we have of him, for getting he is representing a system. he is representing an administration. this administration pushing for many reasons and not only political reasons anything which has to do today with the democratization in the region. the bloggers and cyberdissidents who were pushing and spreading around of feeling that something should change in egypt and tunisia and even syria or yemen many of these blockers -- this was known. google, freedom house, they were training people and financing the training of people who were advocating democracy and liberating the countries and they were trained by american organizations and european organizations and if we study what happened in eastern europe with the whole process of the european spring, eastern european spring because behind it was a philosophy no one had heard and not enough people heard about sasha pop povich who was getting a sense of how we mobilize the people in order to push for a massive demonstrations in the country. the fact
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 7:45pm EDT
on terror was being conducted. she did not like the way that the war in iraq was being conducted. above all, she was alienated by something that doesn't get talked about a lot now, but i think will loom large in the histories of our country. not just the supreme court. that is the terry scheiber case. the terry schiavo case had a very big impact. the idea of medical decision-making for a critical ill person was not just an abstraction for justice o'connor. in fact, in 2005, she left the court to take care of her husband. she was replaced, ultimately, by samuel alito. the court now reflects the modern republican party. it is worth pausing to think about the last three justices left the supreme court. sandra day o'connor, david tudor, and john paul stevens. three more different human beings you'll never meet. sandra day o'connor, this tall, charismatic, outgoing, politician from arizona. david souter, the shy, introverted. and john paul stevens. what are they all have in common? they're all moderate republicans who left the court deeply and totally alienated from the modern republican party.
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2012 6:45am EDT
him off to iraq, and he is unavailable for comment or to answer any questions by investigators. not to mention president obama's senior adviser for latin america was also getting briefed on program. and so why does this matter to you? why does this matter to young people, why is this a topic you should be interested in? fast and furious is, like i said, a huge scandal. it's a scandal with many scandals in a scandal. whether it's the justice department turning law-abiding gun dealers into criminals to push their own anti-second amendment political agenda, the documentation backs that up, the internal e-mails back that up, whether it's the attorney general changing his story under oath and not being held accountable for this, whether it's the whistleblowers who, like i keep saying, were the only ones who were actually being factual, having their careers destroyed. just today, actually, and this week the new atf director, you know, issued a somewhat minor threat trying to be under the radar, and i don't think he really understands how youtube works because he recorded it and put i
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 7:00pm EDT
after 9/11 because we're talking about the iraq war that became a substitute for i think true patriotism which is speaking out on issues that are important to the national security. he said that. it kept getting worse. the pin he said he didn't like, he actually used to like until everyone in america started liking. pee stopped liking it. in that interview, he actually refer to the american flag lapel pin as that pin. >> i won't wear that pin on my chest instead i'm going to try to tell the american people what i believe will make the country great and hopefully that will be a testimony to my patism. >> you heard it right. you heard it right. he called "that pin." a little bit like bill clinton referred to "that woman." remember? [applause] but not to fear, not to worry, president obama came around. that pin he stopped wearing because it didn't really show what was in his heart he is now wearing near his heart today just about every day. it's one of the chose cheesy things you have to do as president, i guess. when he returns to civilian life, sooner, i hope rather than later -- [applaus
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
james madison and were taking 12, to george w. bush and iraq. one of the centers of this book is abraham lincoln in the civil war. and the thing about lincoln is that the experience of america during those years, you almost might think is there anything further to be said about abraham lincoln. there always is, both because of the lessons we can take away from his life experience and his presidency, and also because i'm basically enough new sources still turn up from time to time. coming to a place like this that you're writing about a president it you shall helpful because i was a historian trying to repeat, or give the reader a sense of what the president experience was. in this case, abraham lincoln in the civil war. and because you've come here to this house where he spent so much time while he was president, you could go into the room where he woke up in the morning. you can see the sights he saw while looking outside. you can hear a lot of the sounds that are very similar to what he would've heard at the time. this is my favorite room in in e house, which is the library. for a coup
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 9:00am EDT
with rights of difficulties posed by their respective constitutions in such countries as egypt, lebanon, iraq, afghanistan or turkey. only when he turns to his own country does his acuity disappear in favor of general denunciations of our political system as if our political system has nothing to do with the constitution that gave it life and preserves its fundamental forms. he concludes with acknowledgements. after mentioning many people, some of them in this room who directly contribute to the ideas and writing of a book i mention my three grandchildren. rebecca and 1-year-old sarah. none made a direct contribution to the book but all deserve recognition as a splendid people. moreover they are truly the source of my passion concerning what i call in the title the crisis of governance in contemporary america and the role played if only marginally by the 51 constitutions within the united states in making it more difficult to resolve the problems that will dominate their futures. they deserve better. all of our families and strangers with whom we are connected as fellow citizens and happens i
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2012 12:00am EDT
toward veterans from iraq or croin afghanistan?he >> the crossing of the0 dav atlantic ocean takes 20 days80 or it could be 80 days with icebergs or storms.john john adams traveled by seavery and of boat was struck by lightning. te all the passengers had to ship take turns until they got to he. land to pump. t it is hard to get around the united states. new yorplk city, albany new york if you took a horrors it would take three days. if you took a boat it would take three days.m owh, f been to now on a train it ises a few hours.
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2012 10:00am EDT
to be difficult to find the money with whars coming. the wars we fought in the last decade in afghanistan and iraq, they were expensive, controversial, probably always be controversial, but we ought to recognize as well that the biggest obligations we have, the greatest pressure on taxpayers and on our fiscal policy comes not from those wars or policies people disagree about, but the policies we all believe in, programs everybody wants, namely social security and especially medicare, and unless and until we find ways to reform those programs to make them more affordable, we're going to continue to have trouble, both abroad and at home. >> host: and the last call for our two guests comes from bill in california. first of all, bill, where in california are you, and then go ahead and ask your question. >> caller: marina del ray. >> host: thank you. >> caller: okay. i never hear discussed what, to me, is clearly and obviously the real problem in the country. i like to paraphrase james' old saying in the election of 1992, it's the economy, stupid. it's the culture stupid. the culture of america is chan
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2012 2:45am EDT
spend in the place called iraq and office right, we could take this money and rebuild this place called america. you know it and i know it too. [applause] >> all right i'm going to throw out one more question. we're going open it up to questions from the audience. we love to hear you speak, sister. no apologies. when we think about the next three years, i'll start with you professor west. the next three years in respective of who gets elected president, we're facing all these challenges but we're facing these historical milestones inspect 2013 tees 50th anniversary of bathrooming ham, alabama the march on speech by dr. king. assassination of med gar veafs. it is a radical speech king is talking about reparation. we have to struggle and go to jail together to get that belostled community multiracial democracy. in 2014 it's going to be the 50th anniversary of the civil rights act and mississippi freedom summer. the summer project where the three civil righters were kill assassinated that year. it's the 50th of atlanta city and fannie lou and mississippi democratic party. it's the 50th of
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2012 4:15pm EDT
egypt, lebanon, iraq, afghanistan or tour keep. it is only when he turns to the own country that his acuity seems to disappear in favor of general initiation of the political system as if our political system has nothing to do with the constitution that gave it life and preserved the fundamental force. framed concludes was acknowledges. after mentioning many people, some of them in the room, who directly contributed to the ideas and writing of the bock we mention my three grandchild, rebecca, eel will, and the now 1-year-old sara. none made a direct contribution to the book but all, quote, deserve recognition however as splendid people. more over, they are truly the source of my passion concerning what i call in the title th crisis of governments and contemporary america and the role played if only margely by the 51 constitutions in the united states in making it more difficult to resolve the problems that will dominate the futures. they deserve better, unquote. all of our families wees the strangers with whom we are connected as well as citizen and inhabits of the united states not
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 2:15pm EDT
, withdrawing from iraq, running away from afghanistan on a date certain withdraw time lime that's encouraging the taliban. i didn't talk much about foreign affairs and threatening the benefit packages which is why the veterans signed up for and deserve it. i think they'll vote against him. finally, the jewish vote, i trust medved, trust them both, and they told me in the entire adult life they never saw the jewish-american vote so leans towards voting for republican in such strong numbers. there's one word "israel" written all over it. president obama is hose still to israel. left benjamin netanyahu in the basement, say call me if something changes, did not treat him like the best ally in the middle east and probably in the world and a democratic country at that with elected leaders in the tradition is strong and ought to be supported. mitt romney is a friend of israel, and that matters to any friend of israel, jewish or not jewish in the united states. >> thank you. >> there's agreement in the room that we need to reform large entitlement programs as you mentioned, but i think there's agreem
CSPAN
Sep 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
those which have been most markedly during the period i was very close to him. iraq was the most illiterate person i ever met in terms of constructing his own identity and his achievements -- his achievement was an achievement of identity in the modern world. first the shift from not international to american, then not white, but black. >> host: mauch mood was a group of pakistani friends that barack had been started in occidental and going to new york. he made friends with several pakistanis who came to occidental and and a shared to an internationalist perspective, which he had lived in indonesia and his mother was buried and he was neither black nor white. he was searching for himself and he was comfortable with these guys. so when he got to new york, some of his pakistani friends had moved they are and their friends were there. he was at columbia law school. and it's true. i mean, obama moved to new york to be closer to harlem and to find his blackness, but it did happen today. president obama but i interview to the oval office he made no lasting effort during his four years
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